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Summer Beauty Faves

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Even when we’re working during the Summer, all we’re really thinking about is the next chance to play, whether that’s swimming in the sun or going on a trip with the family. And while the minimalistic approach works for any season really, it’s during the Summer that our beauty look really gets pared down to the bare essentials, just so we have a little extra time to play! Here are a few favorites that I've been reaching for this summer.

There’s a reason why Summer beauty focuses in on bright pops of colors and glowy skin. Eye makeup is easily the most difficult and time-consuming part of doing your makeup, so all we really want and need is a quick swipe of waterproof mascara like the Maybelline MegaPlush Waterproof Mascara. I am still using my 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, but I use this as a first coat to give it a good base.  One thing that I must mention is the Skindinavia Makeup Primer that I got at the beginning of summer and it's been my favorite product all summer.  It is the best primer and my makeup stays perfectly all throughout the day with it.  I either just spray it on before I apply my makeup or apply it directly to one of my brushes before applying. 

The Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss and Blush does double duty as a lip and cheek stain with a  fluffy mousse texture that doesn’t feel heavy on the face.  I'm loving all the colors but especially the pink "Rose Frivole"  For nighttime, the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil is easy but high-impact.  It goes on so smoothly and has great staying power.

I've been very careful about my sun exposure lately so I don't have a real tan and rely on my bronzers and self tanners for a glow.  Maybelline’s Master Hi-Light adds dimension to the face with a mixture of pinky tan tones for the kind of color that looks like you’ve been vacationing in Cabo, but of course never without generously applying this Aveeno Lotion.

The yummy but sophisticated Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne and Essie Nail Polish in Ruffles and Feathers on the toes are the perfect finishing touches for a fun Summer vibe.

What beauty products are a must in your Summer bag?

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